At the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo in Mitchell over the weekend, Avery Miller of Wooonsocket competed for the title of Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Jr. Queen. She went into the competition as the reigning Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Jr. Princess. In this year’s competition, she was awarded Miss Congeniality, Most Photogenic and First Runner-up in the Jr. Queen competition. 

…See a picture of Miller in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Pictured are U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson with the Vietnam Veterans he honored with a commemorative pin and a handshake of gratitude for their service during the Vietnam War.

On Tuesday, July 13, South Dakota’s U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson came to Woonsocket to present Vietnam Commemoration Pins to some of the Vietnam veterans from Sanborn County and the surrounding area. According to a representative from Johnson’s office, “Dusty has honored more than 100 South Dakota Vietnam Veterans with the Vietnam Commemoration Pin since last year. The Vietnam Commemoration Program is a partnership with the Department of Defense and Congress.” 

Twelve veterans were honored at the Veteran’s Memorial in front of the Sanborn County Courthouse last Tuesday.

Read about all those honored in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Gay Swenson, Community Club President, accepts a check from Woonsocket MW chapter members Jeanette Luthi, Pat Carsrud, April Larson and Tina Luthi.

The Woonsocket Community Club was recently recognized for countless hours of service to the community by local Modern Woodmen of America members.

“Volunteers form the foundation of a strong community,” says Sarah May, local Modern Woodmen chapter financial representative. “Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero program gives us the chance to thank those who selflessly give their time to make the world a better place.”

…Read on in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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